Xaviera’s Happy House – Amsterdam

Author: , March 16th, 2017

Xaviera's Happy House

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Xaviera Hollander’s Happy House Bed&Breakfast is a perfect “lovers hideaway”, in other words “A home away from home”… where you are most welcome.

Your hostess is Xaviera Hollander, the well known author of the Happy Hooker and she and her darling husband Philip, who is a terrific chef, will gladly cook you and your friends a delicious meal. Xaviera will even, on request do a workshop on “How to Become a better Lover!”

Xaviera’s Happy House is the ideal bohemian place to stay at in Amsterdam for a few days, no matter why you come here: for a naughty romantic weekend, a congress at the Rai or simply as a tourist with wife and or kids. When looking for the perfect hostess, nobody compares to Xaviera.

This is your opportunity to spend some time at a real diva’s house…one with flair for hospitality. It is located on the South side (gold coast) of Amsterdam, close to Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, colorful street markets and elegant Beethovenstraat with dozens of great shops and trendy restaurants and … what’s more it is also just around the corner from the famous RAI Congress Center.

In the rooms there is wifi, TV, coffee and tea maker, hairdryer and in Goliath a fridge as well. It is a majestic house with quiet rooms even though we are not that far from the hustle and bustle of the city. A charming host and hostess Xaviera and Philip also offer private meals cooked by Philip who used to be a professional cook. The two of them speak each 5 languages and are most entertaining story tellers.

See the Xaviera’s Happy House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Netherlands

Richard Russo

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Events: Richard Russo, http://glynnhouse.com/events/ winner of the Pulitzer Prize evening smallfor his novel Empire Falls, and a best-selling and beloved author at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool, his third novel, his first great success. Everybody’s Fool continues the story of the irresistible Sully, the wisecracking ne’er-do-well who has bedeviled several generations of North Bath residents. It can be read as a sequel to Nobody’s Fool, or as a standalone novel in its own right.   You’ll find old characters like the hapless Rub, who wants nothing but to be Sully’s best friend and so puts up with all of Sully’s most thankless jobs, and new characters like Doug Raymer, an incidental figure in the first book but now Chief of Police with serious issues of his own. Everybody’s Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters whom you can’t help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo–and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Experience a delightful evening with the Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Russo May 26.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, ski and snow play plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Richard Russo’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Author David Jedeikin on His Favorite San Francisco Spots

Author: , May 29th, 2012

San Francisco Gay TravelLast year, Jim Gladstone had the pleasure of interviewing author and world traveler David Jedeikin for a feature in PASSPORT magazine. A few years back, in the wake of a break up with his boyfriend, Jedeikin took an epic solo round-the-world journey.

After publishing his chronicle of the trip, Wander the Rainbow, David settled down in San Francisco (he’d briefly called the city home once before). Given his keen eye for detail and his endless appetite for cool adventures, Gladstone asked him to share his San Francisco favorites with SFagenda readers.

What’s your favorite SF cultural institution?

I love Fort Point, the Civil War-era fortress below the Golden Gate Bridge. The first time I had my heart broken, I went there, played sappy music, and wept. In addition to killer views and rich history, it makes for a suitably dramatic spot to cure whatever ails you.

Full Story from Passport

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San Francisco Travel Tips From Author Wesley Gibson

Author: , April 16th, 2012

MOMA at NightIn next month’s print edition of PASSPORT (May, 2012), I’ve selected San Francisco-based author Wesley Gibson’s new novel, Personal Saviors, as our Airplane Read of the Month. The book is a heartfelt gay coming-of-age tale set in the deeply religious, profoundly racist American South of 1969. Gibson writes so convincingly from the perspective of a young Southerner that I’ll admit to being momentarily surprised when I learned, after reading the book, that he’s lived here in San Francisco for the past six years.

You may be able to take the boy out of the Southern Gothic, but you can’t take the Southern Gothic out of the boy: Gibson describes his adopted hometown as “a strange combination of loveliness and kinkiness and darkness. It’s an adult Disneyland run by recent escapees from a mental institution, or maybe just eccentrics of all stripes from all over.” I asked him to share some of his favorite aspects of SF with Agenda readers:

What’s your favorite cultural institution to spend time at in the city?

SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. There’s always something interesting there.

Full Story from the SF Agenda

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